Poll results: Are you getting the Nexus 6?

After a period of apprehension, Google quietly released the Nexus 6. As we noted on Monday, the N6 is quite the departure from the way Google went about the line if compared with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 – not only is the mammoth, 6-inch screen much, much larger, but the pricing strategy was changed and the new Nexus costs $649, not $349.

So we were curious – how do both these factor in within fans' minds? Will Google be looking at poor sales this time around? Sure, we don't really know how well the previous Nexus devices sold, but the community was raving about them. There's little to no raving this time around, and, as it turns out, the outcome of our poll reflects that.

Indeed, out of the nearly 3,000 votes that were cast, only 5.45% were from people that already have the Nexus 6 in hand or are expecting its arrival shortly (that is, it's been pre-ordered). 30.09% of poll-takers indicate that they are planning on picking up the phablet by the end of the year – perhaps as a Christmas gift – but intentions are not actions, so we wouldn't bet our money on all of them following through. And the remaining 64.46%? Those folks don't simply aren't interested in what Google is offering this time around.

Were you surprised by the outcome? Why or why not? Join discussion below and let us know!

Are you getting the Nexus 6?

I've already got it / It's on its way to my doorstep
I'll be picking it up by the end of the year
Nope, I won't be picking it up

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

definitely NO

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Kind of hard to pick up when Google and Motorola botched the launch of it unsurprisingly.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You should go into politics. You could be one of those Republicans calling for a complete repeal of Obamacare because their website crashed.

24. groovycannon

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

not because it's too big and unmanageable?...

39. jasaero

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Or because it's tyrannical to the very idea of an individuals freedom to chose how he takes care of his own medical care. And the freedom of that individual and the companies he does business with to either buy insurance or just pay for medical care in other way. Or that it and most all other social insurance spending and taxing are completely Unconstitutional in the first place and have been since their inception, but were validated by tyrannical manipulations of the court systems.

40. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You may be missing my original point, which is that Mxy doesn't care about anything Motorola does well. He points out minor and past failings as if they make the whole company a failure. The success of the N6 will be based on positive reviews, word of mouth, and wide availability, not immediate launch.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And so far that success has been lukewarm because of another botched nexus launch. Get over it because it's the truth.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Spewing bs, I think you're the one who needs to get into politics.

57. TMach unregistered

I do happen to think Mxy has a point as we saw this shambles with the Nexus 4 and though released (pre-order) in the US a month or so ago, and it has been on pre-order in the UK since 18 November, it was in stock for less than a nano second in UK Playstore and only the blue 32gb version at that. Either don't release the damn thing or make sure there is enough volume before releasing it, even on pre-order! A shambles at best and incompetence at worst!

58. TMach unregistered

Begs the question as to how many of these units Google and Motorola have actually sold. Been described on this side of the pond as "Ghost Stock"!

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

One plus one crush nexus 6 in every aspect, and only device that we can ran away from AT&T Verizon T-Mobile and Sprint

5. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

you haven't heard about the horror stories of the OPO's nonexistent support?

7. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

stop your chinese dreams

52. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

You are dead wrong! In this world, this is always true: company with reasonable integrity and desire to make money will always try to improve upon its products of the past. Therefore, do put too much prejudice upon the old products. Products designed and made in China were used to be bad and ugly. But, what about the Korea products in the 80s. the Japanese products in the 60s, ..., or the American car in the 80s and 90s. Today, we are seeing Ford Fusion and Buick better made than even some of the Japanese cars! So, stop whining and open up your eyes and ears. Try to get close and touch the Huawei Mate 7 and P7 smartphones. They are as beautifully crafted as the leader - iPhone5s.

60. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

so, you are an apple dreamer with china copying perspectives? American cars have always been better than any other cars so what's with the car thing? by the way, buick is doing bad. china cars? these are skateboards not cars.

61. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

and yes they made fun of korean or japanese products and now they rule the world and are the most quality oriented products. but china? no. this is where it ends because it can't get any cheaper. we all can't imagine a country being cheaper and more copying than china.

62. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

The Bible says: there is no new stuff under the sun. New is relative to old, or to what we don't knew beforehand.

63. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

and? ..

13. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Errr, no, One Plus One is still using the now dated Snapdragon 801 with an old HD1080P display, the Nexus 6 is rocking a Snapdragon 805 with a 50% more powerful GPU, more efficient CPU and a QHD panel, sorry mate, Nexus 6 crushes the old One Plus One.

34. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

One plus is trash.

4. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

In every way, the Note 4 realy seems like the better choice right now..

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It is :)

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's the sentiment I see from reviewers on other sites. What's the point of a 6" screen if you can't take advantage of the extra space? There's no split-screen, no additional multitasking. It's just bigger. TouchWiz isn't ideal, but they've had years to optimize it for the Note.

53. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Absolutely! Note 4 is better made and better featured than this rubbish Nexus 6. Huawei Mate 7 offers much higher value-for-money than the Nexus 6. The product manager for Nexus 6 should be fired for making such a terrible product decision - high selling price, no support for micro SD, no water-proving, no dual-SIM support, no thinner than Note 4, too big a display with average performance, no class-leading bezel (Huawei Mate 7 has that honor right now),.... One has to be either an idiot or a developer to pay so much money for so little!

6. Retro-touch unregistered

The price was what messed it up for me, I simply can't afford it right now so I got a Oneplus One. Of course there are other options but I'm not in a country where carriers subsidize the price for a contract. I buy full price

8. daftside

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Why? It's either because the phone is freaking ginormous or the Nexus lineup this year proves to be a tiny bit disappointing. Despite the increase in price tag people expected the phone will also truly delivers...but no the performance is underwhelming and not many people are left satisfied given this is the supposed "no compromise" Nexus a lot of people are clamoring for. For me it's the former, hopefully Google will release a normal sized phone next year and not another phablet.

54. P-YWS

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

You missed a lot. The poor performance and the price aren't the only pitfalls. No micro SD card support! Elephant-like bezel paired with such a big display is like the generation of Hyundai Sonata of 20 years ago! No dual-SIM support for personal and work accounts! I suspect that only the application or software developers are forced to pay for it while they should be given the ugly device free-of-charge!

9. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

the hard part is. i am on verizon. i have a choice of Moto X, Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, and Note 4. I really like the Note 4 but since no front facing speakers it is out for me on that. Nexus 6 is non existent on play store and cant wait on it. Droid turbo, specs are great but im tired of capacitive buttons and big chin. Moto X, Great looking phone, need more storage.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

What about the Xperia Z3v? It's a little bulky, but it has front stereo speakers, good battery life, and expandable storage. Or you could wait and see what next spring brings.

22. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

yeah. i see the Z but it was really late to come to verizon so i dont want that. i do like it tho. I'll see what comes in spring.

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